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We’re still in the time of year when hotels and airlines make their annual changes to their award charts, so it order to protect yourself from those changes as best as you can, it pays to plan ahead and make future reservations before higher points rates kick in. This time around it is the Club Carlson award chart changes that will kick in on Saturday (March 15th). I first posted about these changes here, but in this post I will highlight five different properties you may want to lock in before the higher rates kick in this weekend. Of course this is just a sampling, I recommend you read the linked post below to see all the hotels changing categories to see if any are right for you.
As a refresher, they are introducing a Category 7 tier that will go for 70,000 points per night (hotels currently top out at 50,000 points per night). Additionally, many properties are moving up or down in categories.
Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees, Paris going from 50,000 to 70,000 points per night (6 to 7)
My family has this hotel booked for an upcoming trip to Paris and it is a great deal currently at 50,000 Club Carlson points per night. According to their website, popular sites like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre are in easy reach of the hotel either on foot or via several nearby metro stations. They have 45 rooms that receive twice-daily housekeeping and many have a terrace or balcony that overlooks the city.
The May Fair London going from 50,000 to 70,000 points per night (6 to 7)
We have stayed at this hotel and had an excellent stay for the points price. We enjoyed it so much my mom will be staying there in the coming weeks, also on points. The May Fair has just over 400 rooms and is located in central London a few blocks from the Green Park station, Buckingham Palace, and much more. It was an ideal location for a trip to London! You can read all about my review of the hotel here.
If you are looking for a way to stretch a points budget in Orlando, you can do it at the Country Inn and Suites Orlando Universal. This hotel is located close to attractions like Universal Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, and SeaWorld. It has a free hot breakfast, free internet, and a free shuttle to major theme parks.